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MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
just be on the backs of young people trying to get a college education. >> the president won the fairness debate in the fall. that's what the election was all about. today, the president said that argument will define the fight ahead on guns, immigration, women's rights, gay rights. the whole agenda. >> the question i will ask myself on every item, every issue, is is this helping to make sure that everybody has got a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody is playing by the same rules. >> this president is gearing up to push for real change. and he's compared to confront the gop if they don't want to compromise. joining me now is congresswoman james shakowski who was at the democratic retreat with the president. she's part of the progressive caucus which produced his own plan this week to trim the deficit without cuts to our safety net. congresswoman, let me go to you first. the president made it clear he'll fight for what he believes is right. will republicans fold yet again? >> well, i certainly hope they will. apparently, john boehner said we're done wi
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
address gun control, immigration reform, education and climate change. but the key focus is expected to be on the economy and job creation. and that vision turns right to action. the day after the speech, the president will go on the road to sell his agenda to trips to ashville, north carolina and atlanta. thanks for being here tonight. >> thank you, rev. >> feel better, reverend. >> i will. i will. let me ask you, e.j., how do you expect the state of the union to be different from his other state of the union speeches? >> well, i think this would be really deferent because let's think back. in 2009, he was dealing with an economic crisis that was handed him. in 2010, he was em battled on health care. in 2011, the democrats had just been shellacked and he had to dig out from that. this is a real opportunity for an obama strengthened by an election victory to lay out where he wants the country to duo. and i think -- and when you said in the intro, when you talked about job creation in the economy, i think it's really important that he shift the focus of washington. i think the country's
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. and it will slow down our recovery. it's not the right thing to do for the economy. it's not the right thing for folks out there still looking for work. our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> this self-inflicted wound would include massive cuts to virtually every government program. from medicare and housing to head start and food aid for children. the president wants republicans to delay those cuts through a balanced approach that would force corporations and the wealthy to give up some of their special tax break. and pay their fair share. >> these modest reforms in our social insurance programs have to go hand in hand with tax reform. so the wealthiest individuals and corporations can't take advantage of loopholes and deductions that aren't available to most americans. there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or cl
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
thing that we need to look at are the types of education programs that would be cut. special ed and head start. they are programs that we cannot afford to see gone or cut in any way, shape or form. >> jared, tomorrow the president announced he's meeting with some ceos from wall street, goldman sachs group, yahoo's marissa and others. what can he achieve by meeting with them? what can we hope to get them to help to do to deal with this situation? >> i think explaining the kinds of observations we were just talking about, this set of automatic spending cuts is supposed to kick in in march. we've already got an economy that's growing too slow to support the job growth that working people need. take another $85 billion out of that economy this year in 2013, one year alone, and you're going to shift an economy that's already, you know, struggling in second gear down to something lower than that. and that simply won't help. i also think it would be useful to talk about, sure, the president has always been on board of cutting out -- getting inefficiencies out of the system, out of the heal
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
those immigration laws fixed. and they want sort of these educational reforms that are more market oriented. so the things that you're starting to see the republican party move on are really things the business wing wants. >> but when you look at the fact, ryan, that is in just the public conversation, that this split in the republican party and clearly those that are considered more establishment. they say those offend a lot of people that they need if they're ever going to be competitive. let me give you an example. are there options that we should consider between the extremes of mass deportation and a pathway to citizenship for those not lawfully present in the united states. >> well, let me say that i do believe that a pathway to citizenship should be the option that the congress selects. i don't see that as an extreme option. >> the gop still sees a path way to citizen ship as an extreme option? is this a sign of progress on the right? >> i guess it depends on where you start from the progress. if it's from 2010, then, yes, absolutely, that's progress. but from ten years ago,
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